Trained concerned family members in the effective use of intervention strategies and facilitated hundreds of family interventions with family members of alcoholics and addicts resulting in a high admission percentage and an important revenue stream for the hospital.
Developed and delivered highly effective lectures, workshops, and information sessions – Provided over two hundred and fifty presentations on intervention and substance abuse to various professionals and local groups
1983 – 1986 Scripps Memorial Hospital, McDonald Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment – La Jolla, California
As a founding staff member of this prestigious treatment program, researched relapse prevention models and implemented Terry Gorski’s now famous Relapse Prevention Model. Provided clinical follow-up and relapse prevention with patients.
Designed and implemented a state of the art computerized aftercare tracking system and patient database – managed a large hospital volunteer staff, providing instruction in computer usage and techniques.
Early Clinical Positions
1982 – 1983 Scripps Memorial Hospital, Chronic Pain Treatment Center – La Jolla, California
Implemented state-of-the-art BioLab comprehensive computerized biofeedback system and accompanying microcomputer database. Administered cognitive-behavioral stress management protocol with chronic pain patients.
1982 – 1983 San Luis Rey Psychiatric Hospital – Encinitas, California
Responsible for intake and initial assessment of psychiatric patients for a locked intensive-care unit. Assisted in care of patients with severe thought and mood disorders. Interviewed family members as part of comprehensive case presentation.
1978 – 1979 Veterans Administration Hospital, Mental Health Clinic Research Center – La Jolla, CA
Performed neuropsychological assessment of adult psychiatric inpatients using the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological battery, WAIS, MMPI and structured interviews.
1978 – 1979 The Bridge, Adolescent Crisis House – San Diego, California
Provided face to face and telephone counseling with adolescents in crisis.
Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Personal & Other Professional
Married twenty five years with two great adult children
Four Time Marathon Finisher
Including the 2004 Chicago Marathon
Co-Founder Study Depot Tutoring Center
Founder Study Depot Extra Mile College Scholarships
Founder & CEO Local Expert Systems, Inc
Adjunct Faculty - Palomar College Cabinet & Furniture Technology Program
Recipient of San Diego Fine Woodworker’s Scholarship for Excellence
Recipient of Woodworking Special Award for Best of Show within Class at Del Mar Fair
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